Do you love the look of live plants in your house, but don”t have the green thumb to keep them alive? Succulents are an easy solution for those who want to add some greenery to their decor, but have a history of accidentally killing their plants. The durable greens, like cacti, for example, store water in their fleshy leaves, making them especially resilient and capable of living in harsh climates. That means that even if you think you”re doomed to be a plant murderer, succulents can take the heat.
Check out 20 ways to make your succulents stand out below, and start your no-effort garden today.
1. Instead of using regular gravel in your succulent plants, use colorful aquarium gravel for a bright twist.
2. With some handiwork, you can make a planter out of a wine bottle.
You can purchase a kit to make this here.
3. Plant succulents in tea cups for a cute, classic look.
4. Or plant them in tea tins and tin cans.
5. This vertical succulent planter is so cool! It”d look gorgeous in any home.
You can buy the DIY planter here.
6. Use succulents in lieu of traditional wreath foliage.
7. These cool, ceramic succulent pots were made from old Halloween decorations.
See how to make these here.
8. You can even turn succulents into jewelry. These tiny charms fit on a necklace chain.
Read how to make these here.
9. A hollow lamp base makes a cool succulent planter.
10. Plant the cute greens in a large seashell for a beachy vibe.
11. Or you can build a house planter out of plywood.
Get the directions for this one here.
12. A customized head planter is a pretty cool way to display your succulents outside.
You can buy one of these statues here.
13. For a more whimsical vibe, make a hanging planter with moss, clay mud, and twine.
14. Glass globe terrariums are sleek and simple.
15. A coat of paint turns a regular pot into design-inspired decor.
16. If you don”t want to invest in a vertical planter, you can still hang succulents on the wall with this cool DIY project.
17. Turn an old kids” toy into a planter with a few cuts of a knife.
Get step-by-step instructions here.
18. Plant mini succulents in tiny wine cork planters.
See how to make them here.
19. An old book makes a great DIY planter, too.
Read the instructions here.
20. Plant succulents in a birdcage and watch them grow out through the bars.
That vertical succulent planter might be the coolest thing I”ve ever seen. I”m not sure if I have the patience to plant that many succulents, though, so I think I”ll try the tiny wine cork planters instead. Which of these green ideas struck your fancy?